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Morbus Crouzon and severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Morbus Crouzon and severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a highly prevalent sleep disorder that affects 2% of female and 4% of male population. The major risk factors for OSA is obesity. Less common causes of OSA may be various congenital craniofacial anomalies. The presented case report has introduced an adult male patient with Crouzon syndrome (CS), rare genetic disease leading to craniofacial deformities, who was referred to sleep laboratory with the suspicion of sleep disordered breathing.

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author: Ivana Trojová | discipline: Otorhinolaryngology, Respiratory Medicine | published on: 2.1.2018 | last modified on: 16.4.2018 | Creative Commons License